Strike 3! McCarthy’s Speakership Bid Shot Down Again

  • California Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy lost his bid for speaker on the chamber’s third vote, losing one vote as Florida Republican Rep. Byron Donalds broke ranks to back Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan.
  • McCarthy claimed 202 votes, all from Republicans, while Jordan gained one additional vote for a total of 20. Donalds previously voted for McCarthy twice.
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